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Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce

The Government has established the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce to identify ways to help future proof Tasmania from the types of energy security challenges the State has experienced in early 2016.

The Taskforce will undertake an independent energy security risk assessment for Tasmania having regard to:

  • best practice water management including consideration of water requirements across a range of stakeholders;
  • Tasmania’s future load growth opportunities and risks and likely impact on projected energy supply and demand;
  • the opportunity for further renewable energy development in Tasmania, including in wind, solar, biomass and other renewable technologies considered in the context of anticipated transition of the national electricity market and the potential for a second interconnector;
  • likely developments in technology, such as battery storage and electric vehicles;
  • Tasmania’s future exposure to gas price risk;
  • the potential impact of climate change on energy security and supply; and
  • a review of energy security oversight arrangements.

The Taskforce will be engaging with relevant stakeholders and the broader community in developing its recommendations.  The Taskforce has released a Consultation Paper to seek the views of all interested stakeholders.

The Taskforce has been established as a committee under section 12 of the Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Act 1995, and is due to deliver an interim report by the end of the year, with its final report to be provided to Government by mid-2017.

To contact the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce please email energysecuritytaskforce@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.